The Demon-Haunted World : Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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“A beautiful bookA fiery defender of scienceFrom the first to the last page, this book is a manifesto for clear thinking”; *Los Angeles Times “POWERFULOne in stirring defense of informed rationalityRich in new and beautifully written information”How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven life if we do not understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the verifiable assumptions of science?Pulitzer Prize winner, author and eminent astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thought is essential not only to the search for truth, but to the well-being of our democratic institutions.Moulding a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively demystifies famous errors of the past, such as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOsAnd yet, unfortunately, today in the so-called information age, pseudoscience is booming with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and common hallucinations commanding increasing attention and respectAs Sagan shows lucid eloquence, the siren song of folly is not only cultural to go wrong, but dangerous to plunge into the darkness that threatens our most fundamental freedoms”CONVAINCANTE”A clear vision of what science and why it makes a differenceA testimony to the power of science and a warning about the dangers of over-stimulating credulity”The Sciences of “PASSIONNMENT”; *Examine De San Francisco-La Chronique De
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